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Highlighted Up Coming Events

Backpack And Supply Collection

This year the Education Committee will be putting together backpacks to give to children/schools in need during the school year. We are also gathering supplies for the Learning Center.  Our goal is 20 backpacks that we can bless on August 19.  In order to do this, we will need supplies. <!–split–>

The items being collected are based on the Moline schools supply list.  As you can see, they are requesting brands of items.  The items can be brought to the office.  If you know of someone in need of a backpack, contact the office.  If you have questions, give Chris Baumann a call 309-799-7320. Thanks for your help.

Here are the items needed:

  • Money
  • Elmer’s glue sticks
  • Bottles of glue
  • Dry erase markers (expo)
  • 24 count Crayola crayons
  • 64 count Crayola crayons
  • Crayola washable markers
  • Colored pencils
  • Big pink erasers
  • Fiskar scissors,
  • #2 Ticonderoga pencils
  • Pens, (blue, black, red)
  • Black Sharpie marker
  • Wide rule spiral notebooks
  • Headphones
  • Yellow highlighter
  • 12 inch ruler
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Loose leaf paper
  • 2 pocket folders (plastic)
  • 2 pocket folders (paper)
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Clorox wipes
  • Quart Ziploc bags
  • Gallon Ziploc bags
  • Kleenex
  • Paper towels.

LEARNING CENTER: stickers, card stock papers, glue sticks, washable markers, colored pencils, and colored daubers.

New Pictorial Church Directory

Universal Church Directories will be here August 7 & 8  to photograph church members for a new pictorial directory.  Everyone who is photographed by Universal will receive a complimentary 8 x 10 portrait and a directory.  <!–split–>

To sign up, use one of the following methods:

  • Go online go to and type code IL116 with password BWM18 (lower-case letters must be used).
  • Or, Roxi Batten will be sitting outside the sanctuary before church to help you select a time slot for your photograph. Photographers will be here 2:00 to 8:30 pm both days.

Ice Cream Social

The United Methodist Women (UMW) of Bethel Wesley  will be dishing up ice cream and goodies – Come and enjoy!

Sunday, 24 June – 4:30 – 6:30 pm – Activity Center

Tickets Available At The Door

Adults $3.   Children (10 & under) $2.  Price includes pie or cake, ice cream & beverage.

Also available:  Sloppy Joe or Polish Sausage – $3; Hot Dogs – $2

An Invitation To “Aaron Power”

MONDAY, May 21, 2018, 7:00 pm (Activity Center)



AARON POWER is an exciting, new, full-length musical about a talented but troubled Anglo-Navajo teen!  <!–split–>  Aaron is sent by a medicine man on an epic quest to Ireland to escape a possible crime. The teen is to discover the mystery of his Irish roots. A gifted musician, Aaron Power Thorn meets up with a cutting-edge Celtic Rock band that is running from the suspicion that one of its members may have committed an act of terrorism in Belfast. Aaron is quickly assimilated into the band, its culture and its Irish tour–a journey for its own musical identity. Aaron falls in love with the lead singer, Kate, who helps him find his place in Irish music, traditions, and the discovery of his haunting heritage: that Aaron’s mysterious and late grandfather was a “Taoiseach” (pronounced teé-sheck): one of Ireland’s most loved yet hated political chiefs of modern times. With the pressures of a new culture and challenges of relationships converging on him, Aaron—in a flurry of emotions– flees to the Great Blasket Island, the apparent burial ground of his grandfather. Aaron aims to resort to violence, to “blow up” and deface the controversial, ill-fated family legacy that is now his own. In his struggle, he slips on a rock during a terrible island storm, and falls unconscious into a dream-like, nightmarish state. He is confronted in a dream sequence by an apparition of his infamous grandfather, Charles Power, as he confronts Aaron with his Irish identity, family and troubled values, and even the meaning of love. Aaron is rescued, and in the denouement, begins a healing process as he reconciles issues that have haunted him. He pledges a new-found understanding of his heritage, his love of family, and his love for Kate. He sees himself now as a man and a musician with a meaningful message, who has much to express about the world and who he really is. He vows to return to the States with Kate, reunite with his Navajo family, and resolve his tempestuous life. This is a musical of cultural discovery, family fusion, and a quest for peace. It is a right-of-passage story about personal challenge and growth, set to distinctive, uplifting sounds of contemporary Irish American and Native American music.

May Fellowship Luncheon

Thursday, May 24th at Noon in the Activity Center

The menu will be:  “Breakfast for Lunch” – Including Breakfast Casserole, Fruit Cup, Made-From-Scratch-Biscuits With Sausage Gravy!   Please RSVP to Steve and Mary Ann Harvey at 786-2062.